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Live auction - bgr_774625 - SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS II THEOS Tétradrachme

SYRIA - SELEUKID KINGDOM - ANTIOCHUS II THEOS Tétradrachme AU
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bgr_774625
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 261-246 AC.
Mint name / Town : Séleucie et Piérie, Antioche (Antiochia ad Orontem)
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 17,16 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Joli portrait d’Antiochus II, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée d’Antiochus II, à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Apollon nu assis à gauche sur l'omphalos, tenant de la main droite une flèche et appuyé sur son arc de la gauche .
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// ANTIOCOU // LE /(OD).
Reverse translation : (du roi Antiochus).

Historical background


SYRIA - Seleucid Kingdom - ANTIOCHUS II Theos

(261-246 BC)

Antiochus II succeeded his father Antiochus I (280-261 BC). Under his reign were permanently lost Parthia, Bactria and the Kingdom of Pergamon. The fight against Egypt Ptolemy II Philadelphus (285-246 BC) was continuous and the control of Syria and Cilicia was often questioned. Antiochus II died, perhaps murdered.

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